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Old 13-11-2009, 10:27   #1
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What Kind of People Do Ya Meet on Forums?

Some of the best friends you could find. One of mine, whom everybody knows as Stillraining or Scott, has been letting me use his magnificent man-cave shop to do woodwork for Oh Joy. I was posting about how I need to get a bandsaw at the shop for finish fitment work and woke up to this email titled
Saturday is Christmas".

Hey I just bought you a band saw to use...I pick it up tomorrow night...lets get you both it and the jointer delivered up to your boat shed Saturday...

Here's the saw...

Craftsman Band Saw

How amazing is this
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Old 13-11-2009, 11:32   #2
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Definitely a good crew here.
Other forums could take their cue from these mods.
There ain't enough Scotts in the world.
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Old 13-11-2009, 12:25   #3
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A huge variety of people. Sometimes though their online personality is quite different from how they are in person. I have been told this, in a good way..
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Good thread.

When the CF went live in 2003, there were already a couple of very large Forums.
Fortunatelty, the CruisersForum was blessed with a wonderfully ecclectic blend of founding members.
- Folk with interesting & intelligent questions.
- Folk with well thought out ansers.
- Some really nice human beings.
And a few that were all 3 (above).

As the Administrator of CruisersForum, for a few years, I had some influence in how the character of the Forum developed. In those early years, I applied two oner-riding principles.
1. We would ALWAYS treat each other with personal respect.
2. We should value INFORMATION above fraternity.

Among the very first issues that came under management debate, when we appointed a number of Moderators, was fraternity. It was (RIGHTFULLY) pointed out to me that fraternity was one of the most important features of a successful on-line community (virtually eveyone but I, understood this).

I've since learned that SHAREING (information. opinion, philosophy, and just plain chit-chat) aswe do here, breeds friendship. There are many folk, on this board, with whom I feel a deep bond of kinship. They've earned my love, affectiuon and admiration; through their selfless contribution of information, effort, and human presence!

There's people on this Form, I've never met (& may never) in whom I'd trust my life!

As my my arthitic hands turn to agonizing claws, as I type in the dark (I'm a "sight" typist), I wish I had the fortitude to continue. Athough I don't; I DO have many unexpressed thoughts about the many contributions, many members of CF have made to my life.

THANKS EVERYONE, for being who you are, and for exposing some of that on the CF.

My thanks also, to the Moderators who selflessly give, that we all may enjoy.

Love and regards to all my friends,
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Old 13-11-2009, 13:04   #5
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Not all that bad here. Actually, quite nice.

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Old 13-11-2009, 13:06   #6
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Did I say nice?

Doh. Forgot to mention Gord ...

;-))))
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Old 13-11-2009, 14:16   #7
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I must add "great cooks" to the list

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Old 13-11-2009, 15:20   #8
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Definitely a good crew here.
Other forums could take their cue from these mods.
Oh, we are feeling the love and it's all good
Not so much Mods as just a damn good team all over Mr Stocking.

Even way down here at the bottom of the world I am still constantly amazed at the number of CFites I run into. Another new one yesterday who I'll be shareing a beer with tomorrow. That's pretty cool.
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Old 13-11-2009, 20:16   #9
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Old 14-11-2009, 00:04   #11
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Good thread.

When the CF went live in 2003, there were already a couple of very large Forums.
Fortunatelty, the CruisersForum was blessed with a wonderfully ecclectic blend of founding members.
- Folk with interesting & intelligent questions.
- Folk with well thought out ansers.
- Some really nice human beings.
And a few that were all 3 (above).

As the Administrator of CruisersForum, for a few years, I had some influence in how the character of the Forum developed. In those early years, I applied two oner-riding principles.
1. We would ALWAYS treat each other with personal respect.
2. We should value INFORMATION above fraternity.

Among the very first issues that came under management debate, when we appointed a number of Moderators, was fraternity. It was (RIGHTFULLY) pointed out to me that fraternity was one of the most important features of a successful on-line community (virtually eveyone but I, understood this).

I've since learned that SHAREING (information. opinion, philosophy, and just plain chit-chat) aswe do here, breeds friendship. There are many folk, on this board, with whom I feel a deep bond of kinship. They've earned my love, affectiuon and admiration; through their selfless contribution of information, effort, and human presence!

There's people on this Form, I've never met (& may never) in whom I'd trust my life!

As my my arthitic hands turn to agonizing claws, as I type in the dark (I'm a "sight" typist), I wish I had the fortitude to continue. Athough I don't; I DO have many unexpressed thoughts about the many contributions, many members of CF have made to my life.

THANKS EVERYONE, for being who you are, and for exposing some of that on the CF.

My thanks also, to the Moderators who selflessly give, that we all may enjoy.

Love and regards to all my friends,
Gord
Wow
Now that was unexpected.
It’s we who should be thanking you Gord!
IMHO your contributions are a cornerstone to this forum. THANK YOU GORD

I too have found a kinship with some of our members...living where I do, there are few opportunities to have buddies….and I’m a buddy kind of guy.
I participate in this forum for info and entertainment but most of all, comradery (sp)

And yes….Scott seems to have a heart as big as the Washington sky.
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Old 14-11-2009, 03:21   #13
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Aye.

Its nice thoughts you wrote, Gord. And even though you are now a CLOD () we 'out here' appreciate the knowledge being passed by former cruisers.





Actually, I only pretend to appreciate the advice. I then go and do what I had intended on doing before I asked for help! Then when I screw up I can ask for more help!




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Re: What Kind of People Do Ya Meet on Forums?

many kinds--even folks who actually sail..lol..and i add another member to my list that is growing for those we have met from cf..lol....(but i cannot find that thread--)
force 50 named victoria is a gorgeous boat and alan is a cool dood still learning ho wto operate his well known to him ketch...good souls....
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Re: What Kind of People Do Ya Meet on Forums?

Came over to CF after being sniped at on another sailing forum. Gord and most everyone has made me feel welcome and helped me out almost everytime I asked a question. Great folks and while I've yet to meet anyone from CF I hope to some day! Thanks to all the behind the scene folks who have built up this amazing resource over the years.
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